It has taken Crushable nearly a week to fully recover from the emotionally-draining three-hour finale marathon that was The Bachelorette. We’re taking baby steps back toward the franchise – see: our picks on the lamest Bachelor Pad denizens – so we thought it was high time to revisit one of our favorite Bachelorette villains: Frank Neuschaefer. You remember Frank. He broke up with Ali in Tahiti to return to his ex, Nicole “Christopher Meloni” Caruso. Cue the hate!
Days after the finale – wherein it was revealed he ditched the After The Final Rose special – Frank took to his Facebook page to issue a “statement”:
Frank Will you accept this rose? ☺
I wanted to take a moment to thank all of the people that have passionately supported me throughout this show. I’ve read most of what’s been posted on this site, and it makes me smile to know so many of you have such big hearts. It restores faith in humanity, you know?
I’m not going to speak about the show here, or defend/justify what happened. I’m contemplating the best forum to make a public announcement, and I’ll be sure to let you all know when I decide on the best way to do that. I will say, however, that I did not go on the After the Final Rose show because that would have been unfair to me, Ali, Nicole, and all of you – because the truth would not have been told on that show. My comments would have been governed and edited by the show’s Producers, and I won’t allow that to continue.
I’m thrilled that Ali is happy – that’s what the show’s all about. I’m even more thrilled that Nicole and I are on top of the world. It’s been far from easy – we knew it would be tough to rekindle our relationship with all of the show’s hoopla going on. But we did it! We are so very in love and I feel incredibly lucky. I’ve been in 6 serious relationships and I’m 31 years old – FINALLY I found the girl of my dreams. And wow – what a dramatic ending to the search, but wow – what a beautiful start to love. I’m on cloud nine.
The only thing I will say to the haters: take a moment to examine the irony of your remarks. I’ll leave it at that.
For my supporters, I wish I could give each of you a BEAR HUG! I love you all. I hope every one of you finds love. If you happen to be in love, congratulations! If you’re still looking, please, by any and all means, when it comes to love, don’t be afraid to take risks. You’ll never regret it…
Well played, Frank. Blame the producers – just like Justin “Rated R” Rego.